NakedPizza to open two new restaurants
Orlando, Fla. Marketplace Advisors said it has negotiated two new lease agreements representing Through Thick & Thin, LLC, a NakedPizza franchisee.
The two new spaces are located at Jamestown Plaza (1,200 sq. ft.) in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Woodcreek Square (1,320 sq. ft.) in Winter Springs, Fla.
Von Maur to launch new retail format
Davenport, Iowa Von Maur has announced plans to launch a mall-based specialty concept for young women. The first store is scheduled to open this fall at Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill., under the nameplate “Dry Goods.”
The name and design of the store were inspired by Von Maur’s heritage as a dry goods store established in 1872 in downtown Davenport. Although the 4,200-sq.-ft. space will have a vintage, turn-of-the-century aesthetic, the merchandise will feature a constant flow of fashion-forward clothing and accessories targeted at young-adult females.
The company intends to open additional Dry Goods stores within the next year. Future locations will be concentrated in Midwest based shopping centers that are not already anchored by Von Maur. The retailer’s goal is to eventually expand the chain beyond the Midwest and develop a national presence.
PetSmart makes Manhattan debut
Phoenix PetSmart announced Tuesday that it is making its Manhattan debut with the opening of two stores.
The first store is scheduled to open Aug. 21 at the East River Plaza shopping center in Harlem, which is also home to Target’s first Manhattan store. The second store, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood between Bleecker Street and West Houston Street, is scheduled to open in November.